The Origins of Mercosur Democracy and Regionalization in South America (Studies of the Americas)

Politics, Sociology
The Origins of Mercosur: Democracy and Regionalization in South America (Studies of the Americas) by G. Gardini
Politics and Violence in Cuban and Argentine Theater by K. Ford
The Politics of Multiculturalism: Multicultural Governance in Comparative Perspective by A. Fleras
Travel, Humanitarianism, and Becoming American in Africa by K. Mathers
China Engages Global Health Governance: Responsible Stakeholder or System-Transformer? (Palgrave Series in Asian Governance) by L. Chan

The Origins of Mercosur: Democracy and Regionalization in South America (Studies of the Americas) by G. Gardini

The processes of democratization and regionalization in South America ran parallel to one another between 1985 and 1991. However, the nature of this relationship is by no means clear. This book explores the diplomatic history of the formation of Mercosur and analyzes the precise place of democracy in the process. At the methodological level, a combination of hitherto unexamined documents and extensive interview material makes for a novel oral history approach to diplomatic studies. At the theoretical level, a melding of cognitive approaches to foreign policy making and realist theory of international relations provides a nuanced but systematic explanation of events.

Politics and Violence in Cuban and Argentine Theater by K. Ford

This book looks at Cuban and Argentine theater of the late 1960s and early 1970s to see how the idea of spectacle as violence was used to comment on and question the social and political violence that was unfolding offstage.

The Politics of Multiculturalism: Multicultural Governance in Comparative Perspective by A. Fleras

This book develops an account of ‘inclusive multicultural governance’ which is contrasted with assimilationist and separatist/differentialist approaches to the political management of and accommodation of multicultural diversity in liberal democracies.

Travel, Humanitarianism, and Becoming American in Africa by K. Mathers

Travel, Humanitarianism, and Becoming American in Africa uses observations of American travelers to southern Africa to ask: why is Africa so important to Americans? These travel stories show how encounters with Africans lead to a problematic desire to save Africa. Kathryn Mathers argues that this is then seen as a way to resolve the tensions between aspirations for a globally responsible America and the current reality of its geopolitical role. This book draws fascinating new conclusions about the connections and disconnections on which contemporary American identity is formed.

China Engages Global Health Governance: Responsible Stakeholder or System-Transformer? (Palgrave Series in Asian Governance) by L. Chan

This book explores public health in China in particular the management of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, with the goal of understanding China’s compliance with and resistance to the norms and rules embedded in the global health regime.